Articles on Credit Cards

How to Trick Yourself Into Better Credit Card Behavior

By making a few key moves before you shop, you can easily trick your brain into better credit card use. Here's how.

How Your Credit Card Statement Is Keeping You in Debt

Your credit card company uses all sorts of sneaky statement tricks to keep you in debt. Learn what to look out for.

What 20-Somethings Can Do About Credit Card Debt

People in their late 20s are deeper in debt than their parents were. But with these tools, you can break the debt cycle.

How to Choose a Credit Card

With all the credit card offers out there, it can be hard to figure out which ones are worth it. Help decide what card is right for you with this list.

Be on the Lookout for Credit Card Checkout Fees

Thanks to an antitrust settlement, retailers now have the right to charge you a fee for paying with your credit card. Learn how to fight back.

How to Turn Groceries Into Gasoline

Grocery store gas discount programs can be a great way to save money on fuel — if you shop wisely. Learn how to make the most of these discounts.

Beware Celebrities Bearing Prepaid Cards

From the Kardashians to Justin Bieber, celebs are endorsing prepaid cards. Learn how these cards can drain your funds faster than saying, "Baby, baby, baby."

5 Best Online Savings Accounts

Some online banks have great service, while others offer great interest rates. These five have both.

How to Escape Reward Card Spending Traps

Even savvy shoppers can get sucked into credit card traps. Get the benefits of a rewards card and avoid the pitfalls by developing these habits.

4 Easy Credit Card Resolutions That Anyone Can Keep

Starting New Year's resolutions on January 1 is silly. Now that we're settling into 2013, here are some (very reasonable) resolutions for your credit card.

The PenFed Promise Visa Card Offers a Way to Escape Your Big Bank

With industry best interest rates and no fees, the PenFed Promise Visa card may be just the trick for borrowers looking to break the big bank habit.

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The Best Credit Cards of 2017

From great rewards to low interest rates, check out our expert's picks for best credit cards of the year.

Weight Watchers for Your Wallet

There are a lot of parallels between losing weight and saving money — in fact, some of the best financial advice comes from dieting.

12 Habits of Highly Responsible Credit Card Users

While regular credit card use can be harmful, these 12 responsible credit habits can help you build a stronger credit rating and a healthier bottom line.

7 Hot Credit Card Trends for 2013

From mobile wallets to great sign-up bonuses to (could it be?) easy credit, learn about next year's big credit card trends.

FICO vs. Fakes: Are You Getting the Wrong Credit Score?

FICO has a formula that rates your creditworthiness. Other companies do too, but using their services could get you in trouble. Learn why.

The "Secret" Credit Card Perk That Saved Me $300

What to do when a purchase breaks after the warranty is over? Read your credit card fine print — you might be able to get a full, no-string-attached refund.

No Hassle: Capital One Cash Rewards Card

A miserly 1% cash back isn’t great, but several other attractive features make this card a good choice, especially for world travelers.

Chase Slate® Review: Balance Transfers With No Intro Fee

As the only credit card on the market with no intro balance transfer fee, the Chase Slate card can save you serious cash (and help you make a plan to pay off debt).